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Cladding stripped from residential towers across UK in wake of Grenfell Tower fire

Cladding is being removed from residential high-rises across the UK following concerns over fire safety in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy. The government has ordered tests on up to 600 high-rise buildings to establish whether they have been clad in the same aluminium composite material used at Grenfell Tower, as last week’s disaster continues

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"A lethal failure of oversight, like at Grenfell Tower, was going to happen sooner or later"

The devastating fire at London’s Grenfell Tower has highlighted the widespread neglect of the UK’s residential high-rises, and the undeserved contempt held for the people that live in them, says Owen Hatherley. This column was going to be about the election of a left-wing architectural historian and housing campaigner as Member of Parliament for Kensington in the UK’s general

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